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  1. Fred Van Hove, R.I.P.

    Sounds good. I always feel that Sommer gets unfairly overlooked as a euro free jazz drummer great. His various Intakt records with Irene Schweizer are favourites of mine.
  2. Lew Tabackin

    What syndrome's that? What are the symptoms? Thanks. For some reason I thought that they were T-A Big Band records but I see that they ain't. Thank you everyone!
  3. Lew Tabackin

    Can anyone recommend me a good Lew Tabackin record that is small group and which slants towards his tenor playing? I have and like Dual Nature and Tenor Gladness already.
  4. Julius Hemphill Box Set

    It is hard to tell whether or not you recommend it...
  5. Julius Hemphill Box Set

    I've been keen for a while. Definitely wavering on the side of getting it.
  6. Julius Hemphill Box Set

    I'd be interested to know in what sense? I'm not disputing the link, but I have never heard the box set.
  7. Fascinating video of music beyond bop

    Thank you for sharing this. It looks great.
  8. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    I love Charli Persip on this one. Great record.
  9. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    This bunch don't get talked about much. I've only recently discovered Varner and Previte.
  10. Vibes & Piano Musicians

    When I first looked at this thread, I got very excited because it thought it would be about records with a joint piano / vibes front line, like Khan Jamal's The River or Bobby Hutcherson's Happenings, or pretty much all the best MJQ records. It's one of my favourite combinations of instruments.
  11. Last track before you go to sleep

    I find the flickery light difficult to deal with, but otherwise I feel your pain. The mind just goes off on its own cycle and you need to find something harmless on which to concentrate.
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  13. Last track before you go to sleep

    I'm a life-long insomniac. I find some gently funky music at low volumes really helps me get to sleep or to ease back in. Late 1950s hard bop is the exact right level for me since it generally has a decent mid tempo, enough funk, and few arrangements or sharp edges. Anything too outside, arranged or too danceable (whether boogaloo or smooth jazz) just makes things worse. At the moment, I'm using Houston Person's High Notes, which are absolutely perfectly made for insomniacs.